Hey y'all, I gotta real weird one and hoping your expertise can help.
First off engine would not crank, lights on dash good, no sound from starter solenoid - replaced battery and still no start at first try, 2nd try ON - shut off then same symptoms - checked connections at starter, good
Got back in and she fired up!! Still didn't seem right so I drove into my shop.
Cycled key OFF and engine still ON - removed key and still ON - wiggled key in cylinder and finally shut OFF when in ACC position. It would do this at random!
I'm an Acura technician, so I figured possible short in IGN switch - unplugged the 7mm steering column connector ( ignition switch? ) and still ON, but dash lights and all electrical functions ie. dash lights, wiper, acc, lights, etc. OFF
Does anyone know or can guide me via electrical diagrams ( valley forge ) to figure this out? I know Fords are known for bad connections and harnesses, but before I start pulling my hair out I'd like to hear from you experts!!